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Chiropractic Care for Seniors
As our bodies age, they will inevitably experience changes, many of which take a toll on our overall health. Both physical and mental processes can begin to slow down, and older adults may be more prone to injury, pain, and general discomfort. This means that for seniors, it is more important than ever to focus on their health, both by addressing any concerns and by seeking preventative care than keeps bodies functioning at the highest level. As we age and begin to experience changes to our bodies and minds, visiting a Portage chiropractor can be a great addition to normal health routines.
Common Concerns for Seniors
One of the greatest areas of concern for the older population are injuries resulting from falls or other mishaps. Aging muscles and joints can become stiff, leading to issues in movement that may cause accidents like these, which are one of the most common health risks faced by the elderly population. Joints like the knees and hips can be commonly impacted the most, making activities like showering more dangerous than it had previously been. If the joints continue to stiffen, many seniors will suffer from arthritis, which can inhibit movement as well. In addition to these physical ailments, people over 60 years old report feeling more tired more often, as well as encountering issues sleeping. Many of these things are a part of the natural aging process, no matter how well health has been maintained in the past. Even though some of these things may be unavoidable, there are still ways to improve quality of life as we age.
A chiropractic adjustment’s main focus is on aligning the spine to improve function of the central nervous system, which sends and receives messages throughout the body. Any misalignments in the spine may cause a disruption in this process and cause physical ailments. By having these misalignments corrected by a chiropractor, the body is likely to become more balanced and therefore avoid the trips and falls to which seniors are most vulnerable. An aligned spine will also improve range of motion, allowing for more movement, which prevents stiff muscles and joints and alleviates common pain. This allows seniors to be more confident and often more independent as their risk decreases when their central nervous system function increases. Regular adjustments may also help seniors feel less fatigued and sleep better, which can improve both mood and overall health. The care offered by a chiropractor is also natural, preventing any interactions with medications or side effects that may worsen existing conditions present in the older population.
Visiting West Michigan Chiropractic
When you visit Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney, their goal is the same as yours: achieving optimal health. For senior citizens, optimal health may mean focusing on things like mobility and balance, and the custom plans at West Michigan Chiropractic can be designed for your goals. Aging doesn’t have to mean a loss in quality of life, and with specialized chiropractic care, you and your senior loved ones can stay healthy for a long time.
Schedule an Appointment
The driving power behind chiropractic care is ensuring that the central nervous system can communicate all necessary functions from the brain to the body. Torque release technique removes interference in this system, allowing the body to function optimally. Drs. Ryan and Sarah Malarney want to provide the best care for you and your family. Our mission is to become your Portage chiropractors, and it is our goal to see every person in the Kalamazoo area living their healthiest and best lives.
Book your appointment today with West Michigan Chiropractic.